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Crandall (1976): study US Ohio 1973

Publication

Author(s):
Crandall, R.
Title:
Validation of Self-Report Measures Using Ratings by Others.
Source:
Sociological Methods and Measures, 1976, Vol. 4, 380 -400

Investigation

Public:
Adults, Toledo, USA, 1973
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability purposive-quota sample
Respondents:
N = 771
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Self raters: in groups in several sessions at centrally located churches during July 1973; Other raters: by mail.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question, asked twice in interview:

How do you feel about your life as a whole......?
7  delighted
6  pleased
5  mostly satisfied
4  mixed
3  mostly dissatisfied
2  unhappy
1  terrible

Summation: arithmetic mean

Name: Andrews & Withey's "Delighted-Terrible Scale" (original version)
Also known as Lehman's 'Global life satisfaction'
Classification:
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a
Author's label:
life as a whole self-rating
Page in publication:
399

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Life as a whole Rating of happiness by peers Satisfaction with house Satisfaction with housing Satisfaction with job Satisfaction with work itself Satisfaction with family Satisfaction with family-life Neighborhood Satisfaction with local environment Spare time Satisfaction with leisure National Government Fun Satisfaction with leisure activities Standard of living Satisfaction with standard of living in vinicity Freedom Satisfaction with freedom Beauty Satisfaction with one's appearance Free from bother Attitudes to own worrying Safety Satisfaction with safety in vinicity Accomplishments Satisfaction with own accomplishments Acceptance by others Attitudes to own popularity